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African Art on the Internet
15th Triennial Symposium on African Art, Arts Council of the African Studies Association, 2011, Wednesday, March 23 - Saturday, March 26, 2011, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Addis Art - Ethiopian Art and Artists Page
Contemporary Ethiopian art and artists - paintings, sculptures and digital art work by students and professionals from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. University instructor, Getahun Assefa's paintings, drawings, sculpture, digital art. Also work by his brother, Tesfaye Assefa. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [KF]
Addis Art - Nouveau Art from Ethiopia
Artists include Shiferaw Girma and Lulseged Retta. Photographs of each artist's work, a biography, and video. Founded by Mesai Haileleul. [KF]
Adire African Textiles - Duncan Clarke
History, background, and photographs of adire, adinkra, kente, bogolan, Yoruba aso-oke, akwete, ewe, kuba, and nupe textiles. The symbolism of images is often provided. One can purchase textiles as well. Clarke's Ph.D. dissertation (School of Oriental and African Studies) is on Yoruba men's weaving. See also the Adire African Textiles blog. Based in London.
Afewerk Tekle
"Ethiopia’s leading artist." Biography, his paintings, sculptures, mosaics, murals, art in the artist's home. Afewerk created the stained-glass windows at the entrance of Africa Hall, headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. "In 1964, he became the first winner of the Haile Selassie I prize for Fine Arts." "In 2000, he was one of the few chosen World Laureates by the council of the ABI on the occasion of the 27th
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Parcours des mondes 2011 : les arts premiers au coeur de Saint-Germain-des-Prés
 Du 7 au 11 septembre 2011 - Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Paris, le 26 mai 2011, trouvé sur ART MEDIA AGENCY (AMA).

Pour sa dixième édition, Le Parcours des mondes, le plus grand évènement dédié aux arts premiers au monde, continu sa lancée au cœur du quartier Saint-Germain, du 7 au 11 septembre prochain. Organisé depuis trois ans par l’équipe du magasine Art Tribal, sous la houlette de Pierre Moos, le Parcours a pris une ampleur plus internationale que jamais. Il attire de plus en plus de collectionneurs et marchands étrangers et s’impose aujourd’hui comme la plus importante foire d’arts premiers au monde, dépassant sa consœur belge Bruneaf.

Les 63 galeries participantes – dont la moitié sont étrangères – proposeront cette année des expositions thématiques parcourant l’ensemble de l’art tribal mondial et recréeront de véritables ambiances pour nous plonger au cœur de ce domaine artistique.

Un jury, composé de marchands et de spécialistes, sélectionne les galeries en fonction de la qualité des objets présentés, afin d’assurer aux collectionneurs une garantie de

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"Auctioneer" redirects here. For the DC Comics supervillain, see Auctioneer (comics).
An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders.An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. In economic theory, an auction may refer to any mechanism or set of trading rules for exchange.

There are several variations on the basic auction form, including time limits, minimum or maximum limits on bid prices, and special rules for determining the winning bidder(s) and sale price(s). Participants in an auction may or may not know the identities or actions of other participants. Depending on the auction, bidders may participate in person or remotely through a variety of means, including telephone and the internet. The seller usually pays a commission to the auctioneer or auction company based on a percentage of the final sale price.

 History of the auction
Artemis, Ancient Greek marble sculpture. In 2007, a Roman-era bronze sculpture of "Artemis and the Stag" was sold at Sotheby's in New York for US$28.6 million, by far exceeding its estimates and setting the new record as the most expensive sculpture as well as work from antiquity ever sold at auction.
An 18th century Chinese meiping porcelain vase. Porcelain has long been a staple at art sales. In 2005, a 14th century Chinese porcelain piece was

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Cabinet of curiosities
"Musei Wormiani Historia", the frontispiece from the Museum Wormianum depicting Ole Worm's cabinet of curiosities.A Cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings) and antiquities. "The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron's control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction." Of Charles I of England's collection, Peter Thomas has succinctly stated, "The Kunstkabinett itself was a form of propaganda"[2] Besides the most famous, best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe, formed collections that were precursors to museums. They were also known by various names such as Cabinet of Wonder, and in German Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer (wonder-room).

The term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. The classic style of cabinet of curiosities emerged in the sixteenth century, although more rudimentary collections had existed earlier. The Kunstkammer of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (ruled 1576-1612), housed in the Hradschin at Prague was unrivalled north of the Alps; it provided a solace and retreat for contemplation that also served to demonstrate his imperial magnificence and power in symbolic arrangement of their display, ceremoniously presented to visiting diplomats and magnates. Rudolf's uncle, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria also had a collection, with a special emphasis on paintings of people with interesting deformities, which remains

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Parcours des mondes
Le salon international des arts premiers


Entretien avec Pierre Moos, directeur de Parcours des Mondes

En 2008, vous repreniez Parcours des mondes et proposiez une nouvelle
organisation, quel est le bilan de cette année 2008 ?
La nouvelle formule de Parcours des mondes, le salon international des arts premiers mise
en place pour l’édition 2008 a rassemblé les suffrages et atteint ses objectifs d’ouverture, de
qualité et de sérieux. Le retour des grands collectionneurs américains à Saint-Germain-des-
Prés et la diversification du public ont également confirmé l’engouement grandissant pour les
arts premiers et leur montée en puissance en tant que valeur sûre du marché de l’art.
Quels seront les points forts de l’édition 2009 du salon ?
Cette huitième édition de Parcours des mondes se
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African art

African art constitutes one of the most diverse legacies on earth. Though many casual observers tend to generalize "traditional" African art, the continent is full of peoples, societies, and civilizations, each with a unique visual special culture. The definition also includes the art of the African Diasporas, such as the art of African Americans. Despite this diversity, there are some unifying artistic themes when considering the totality of the visual culture from the continent of Africa.

    * Emphasis on the human figure: The human figure has always been a the primary subject matter for most African art, and this emphasis even influenced certain European traditions. For example in the fifteenth century Portugal traded with the Sapi culture near the Ivory Coast in West Africa, who created elaborate ivory saltcellars that were hybrids of African and European designs, most notably in the addition of the human figure (the human figure typically did not appear in Portuguese saltcellars). The human figure may symbolize the living or the dead, may reference chiefs, dancers, or various trades such as drummers or hunters, or even may be an anthropomorphic representation of a god or have other votive function. Another common theme is the inter-morphosis of human and animal.

Yoruba bronze head sculpture, Ife, Nigeria c. 12th century A.D.

    * Visual abstraction: African artworks tend to favor visual abstraction over naturalistic representation. This is because many African artworks generalize stylistic norms. Ancient Egyptian art, also usually thought of as naturalistically depictive, makes use of highly abstracted and regimented visual canons, especially in painting, as well as the use of different colors to represent the qualities and characteristics of an individual being depicted.

    * Emphasis on sculpture: African artists
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parcours 2008 d e s m o n d e s
Saint Germain des Prés
PARIS du 10 au 14 Septembre
info@parcours-des-mondes. comwww.parcours-des-mondes. com
Du 10 au 14 septembre, l’art tribal sera au coeur de Saint-Germain-des-Prés : pour sa septième édition, un
Parcours des mondes nouvelle formule, porté par de nouvelles ambitions et animé par une nouvelle équipe
réunira 63 des plus grandes galeries spécialisées à travers le monde, en provenance de 10 pays (France,
Belgique, Etats-Unis, Italie, Suisse, Canada, Espagne, Grande-Bretagne, Australie et Pays-Bas).
Une quarantaine de galeries internationales se mêleront ainsi à leurs homologues parisiens au long des
rues des Beaux-arts, de Seine, Jacques Callot, Visconti, Jacob, Guénégaud et Mazarine.
C’est dans ce périmètre de 25 000 m2 que seront présentées durant ces 5 jours les plus belles pièces d’art
d’Afrique, d’Océanie, d’Asie et des Amériques à un public de collectionneurs et d’amateurs d’art tribal venu
du monde entier. Les croisements entre art tribal et art contemporain seront également à l’honneur, à travers
diverses expositions et accrochages.
Dans un contexte très favorable au marché de l’art tribal, secteur en plein essor dont Paris est la première
place mondiale, ce sont plus de 50% de galeries étrangères qui participeront cette année à cet événement
de premier plan, qui s’adresse aussi bien au collectionneur chevronné qu’à l’amateur. L’art tribal a en

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-Parcours des Mondes 6 ème Édition, Édito p.4
- Quelques mots sur le Marché de l’art p.6
-Liste des galeries participantes : p.8
-Présentation des Participants p.9
www.parcours-des-mondes. com
Parcours des Mondes, l’incontournable rendez-vous des
arts d’Afrique, des Amériques, d’Asie et d’Océanie, se tiendra à Paris
du 12 au 16 septembre 2007.
Vernissage le 11 septembre de 14 à 21 heures
Parcours des Mondes a sélectionné pour sa 6ème édition 53 marchands parmi les plus grands spécialistes
internationaux, tous réunis au coeur du quartier de Saint-Germain-des-Prés à Paris, du 12 au 16
septembre 2007. Ce rendez-vous parisien est désormais l’un des temps forts incontournables du
calendrier international du marché des arts d’Afrique, des Amériques, d’Asie et d’Océanie. Année
après année, les collectionneurs, les connaisseurs, les amateurs et les professionnels du monde entier (des
États-Unis, du Canada, d’Australie, mais aussi des pays européens comme l’Allemagne, l’Autriche,
l’Italie, la Suisse ou le Royaume-Uni) font le déplacement pour l’événement, enthousiasmés par la
richesse, la diversité et la qualité des oeuvres proposées, qui font la réputation du Parcours des Mondes
depuis sa création.
Pour cette nouvelle édition, le Parcours des Mondes s’enrichit de nouveaux venus : il accueille pour
l’art africain Charles-Wesley Hourdé (Art d’Afrique et d’Océanie) ; Sam Fogg (art d’Éthiopie et

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Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music and literature. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.

The definition and evaluation of art has become especially problematic since the early 20th century. Richard Wollheim distinguishes three approaches: the Realist, whereby aesthetic quality is an absolute value independent of any human view; the Objectivist, whereby it is also an absolute value, but is dependent on general human experience; and the Relativist position, whereby it is not an absolute value, but depends on, and varies with, the human experience of different humans. An object may be characterized by the intentions, or lack thereof, of its creator, regardless of its apparent purpose. A cup, which ostensibly can be used as a container, may be considered art if intended solely as an ornament, while a painting may be deemed craft if mass-produced.

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

The nature of art has been described by Richard Wollheim as "one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture". It has been defined
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Les collections d'art africain dans les musées du monde



 Bermuda National Gallery
 City Hall, Church Street
 lu-sa 10-16
 Arts d'Afrique occidentale: Bamana, Bwa, Bete, Guro, Yaoure, Senufo, Ashanti, Yoruba, Ibo, Bamileke...

 Museu Afro-Brasileiro. Universidade Federal da Bahia
 Terreiro de Jesus
 ma-sa 9-17
 Arts et objets cultuels d'Afrique Noire: Yoruba...

Sao Paulo
 Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Universidade de Sao Paulo
 Cidade Universitaria. Av. Prof Almeida Prado
 ma-ve 9-17; sa 10-14
 Ethnographie de l'Afrique noire. Exposition permanente "Culturas e Sociedades"

 Glenbow Museum
 130 9th Avenue S.E.
 ma-di 9-17
 Arts d'Afrique occidentale: Baga, Senufo, Ashanti, Yoruba, Ibo, Yaunde, Bamileke... (non exposés en permanence)
Kingston (Ontario)
 Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Queens University
 Queens University Campus
 ma-ve 10-17; sa-di 13-17
 Arts d'Afrique occidentale: Bidyogo, Dogon, Bamana, Bankoni, Mossi, Dan, Senufo, Baule, Yaure, Anyi, Ashanti, Fanti...
 Arts du Nigeria: Yoruba, Ibo, Urhobo, Koro, Mama, Kaka...
 Arts du Gabon et du Congo: Fang, Kota, Bembe, Kongo, Yombe, Pende, Luba, Hemba, Lega, Songye, Tshokwe... (Coll. Lang)
 Musée des beaux-arts
 1379-1380 rue

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, USA. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred to simply as "the Met," is one of the world's largest art galleries, and has a much smaller second location in Upper Manhattan, at "The Cloisters," which features medieval art.

Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.

As of 2007, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet.
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